Napanee, Ont., native Josh Whalen returns for a second campaign with the national team after a strong maiden season. Whalen finished tied for 4th at the Tailhade Cup in Argentina, helping the Canadian squad take home the team title alongside teammate Joey Savoie. The Kent State alumnus posted top-25 finishes at the Argentine Amateur, Azalea Invitational and Porter Cup.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Terry, J-Dub, Whalen
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I was first introduced by my Grandpa, he would take me out to the course when he would babysit me. He was always my playing partner until I was old enough to be out there by myself or with other kids.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Plain and simple, one little red dot to the right of the number.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have one older sister who is 24.
Q: What was the last book you read?
I would have to say a textbook or book I had to read in University.
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
Love being out on the ice especially the pond.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
An entry form tournament in Australia.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
Friends and family.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Always use the same ball marker and divot repair tool.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
Nothing crazy, old pin sheets, food wrappers.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Drive by Alan Jackson
Turned pro August 2019
15th – 2019 Porter Cup
Quarterfinalist – 2019 NSW Amateur Match Play
5th – 2018 Argentinian Men’s Amateur Championship
3rd – 2018 Flagstick Open
T11 – 2018 Azalea Invitational
T32 – 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship
T17 – 2017 Argentina Amateur
T4 – 2017 Tailhade Cup (individual)
Champion – 2017 Tailhade Cup (team)
3rd – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur
T13 – 2017 Northeast Amateur
T6 – 2017 Sunnehanna Amateur
T15 – 2017 Monroe Invitational
T9 – 2017 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (NCAA)
2nd – 2017 Boilermaker Invitational (NCAA)
T4 – 2017 32nd Annual Lousiana Classic (NCAA)
T10 – 2017 Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn (NCAA)
T4 – 2016 Porter Cup
2nd – 2015 Ontario Men’s Amateur
Driver: Ping G 8.5 degree loft
Woods: Ping G25 3 wood 15 degree loft
Irons: Ping I Blade 4-PW, Ping Rapture 2 iron
Wedges: Ping Glife 2.0 50, 56, 60
Putter: Ping Vault Voss
Ball: Titleist ProV1X